While I was working on increasing my flexibility this week, I ran into a limitation that shows up more often than I would like.
that I use to avoid being all I can be.
It is helpful for us to know the difference between our excuses and the truth. I have become a master at convincing myself that my excuse is justified and even honorable, when in fact it is an avoidance and often is hiding a fear that can be addressed and overcome.
Here's an example from my past that may illustrate what I mean about the truth versus excuse that limits.
Becoming more flexible makes for more stability.
If we focus on only being stable, we tend to live a life of resistance and disappointment as we try to control things that are not in our control. What if you can have stability and be flexible at the same time.
I recently heard from Marcus Schmieke, physicist and spiritualist, that the definition of Coherence (Universal Love) is a balance between being stable and being flexible. Just like trees have a stable foundation in their trunk yet are able to be flexible and bend with the wind.
I don't know about you but it has been a week of mixed emotions for me.
One the one hand, I was able to witness some amazing growth with clients as well as family members as they stepped into being more empowered. Pure magic! The emotional response here is one of elation and joy!
At the same time, I carry this space of grief as I mark the milestone of 20 years...
I like Mondays. They are my reset day. It is like getting a fresh start for the week. I get back on track after the weekend. BUT...
...sometimes a deeper reset is needed and can't wait until Monday. That was my experience this week. Saturday came and I needed to take a day to reset myself.
We all experience pain, emotional and physical. This week let's focus on physical pain and how our bodies talk to us through pain. There is great value of being in more awareness of our bodies.
Pain is my body's way of talking to me, telling me that some adjustments are needed and it needs my attention.
This week, I have been playing with how I address pain in my body. I have been working on...
Happy Valentine's Day!
This week's message is coming a day early to give you some inspiration as the day of love approaches, or for whenever you feel confused about love.
I came upon these answers that 4-8 years olds gave when asked, "What does love mean to you?" These alone offer inspiration-
Yep that's the word that can stop you or inspire you to keep going. It all depends on what failure means to you and how it has been projected onto you from others in your past.
My online dictionary defines failure as:
the omission of expected or required action; lack of success.
An action or choice that you made may not have given you the expected results, or may not have succeeded as you thought it would, does that mean that YOU are a failure
or was it that
This week has been another eye-opener for me.
I continue to come face to face with being resistant to changing the things that I know will be to my benefit.
My list of resistances is longer than I care to admit, and yet, as I look at the list, I see another possibility...
A benefit I love about working with clients are the valuable insights they bring to my life. In this way I am empowered even further in my daily practice. Today's insight is one that has shown up several times this week.
It was the morning of Christmas Eve, when the text came in from a family member. They would not be able to make it for Christmas after all. As soon as I read it, I felt the emotions well up.
Throughout this year, I have been working on being with my emotions and allowing them to give me information.
So, I let the tears flow,
Mary shares her desire to create different possibilities for families and individuals who are looking to live a more conscious and aware lifestyle. BE YOU Parenting is for parents who want to BE all that they truly BE and to allow their kids the same privilege.